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Chaffers History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Chaffers is an Anglo-Saxon name. The name was originally given to a traveling merchant. Further research revealed that the name is derived from the Old English word ceapfaru, which appears in the Old English as chaffere and chaffar, a person engaged in traffic or trade of merchandise.

Early Origins of the Chaffers family

The surname Chaffers was first found in Lancashire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Early History of the Chaffers family

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Chaffers Spelling Variations

One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Chaffers has appeared include Chaffers, Chaffer and others.

Early Notables of the Chaffers family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Chaffers family to the New World and Oceana

At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Chaffers arrived in North America very early:

Chaffers Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • James Chaffers, aged 33 settled in Jamaica in 1773
  • James Chaffers, aged 33 who settled in Jamaica in 1775

Contemporary Notables of the name Chaffers (post 1700)

  • William Henry Chaffers, Quebec businessman and politician

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